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Re: DNSWL will be disabled by default as of tomorrow

From: Karsten Bräckelmann <guenther_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Dec 13 2011 - 00:27:21 GMT

On Mon, 2011-12-12 at 16:04 -0800, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> The text regarding high-use queries appeared on the website in
> October 2010. Whether or not it's "enforced" by serving FP's to
> excessive users is beside the point -

No, it is not. It is precisely the point, and the reason for disabling
DNSWL by default.

> high-query users lost the right to use DNS as soon as that text
> appeared. In other words the behavior of the whitelist at that
> time changed from "everyone use us, please, commercial or
> otherwise, the same way" to "some of you use us this way and others use
> us that way" Knowing that SA was being used by both groups which
> the whitelist was expecting different behavior from should have been
> enough to turn off access to that list in the default config of SA.

No. SA should be usable out-of-the-box with best possible performance
for the majority of users.

Plus, sites processing way above 100,000 messages a day do have the
admin power and knowledge to take care of these. The majority of smaller
sites does not.

> The serving FPs is tangential.

Again, no. It is the very reason to pull DNSWL by default. It is the
core of the decision.

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